Adjusted building impact fee for education goes into effect Jan. 11, 2016

Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, the new adjusted educational impact fees will be $5,856 for a mobile home, $8,045 for a multi-family dwelling, and $9,324 for a single-family home. Educational impact fees are imposed by local governments and paid by developers to address the increase in school facility infrastructure demands created by new development

Mayor Buckhorn To Join President Obama’s Export Council to Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S....

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Chair of the U.S. Council of Mayors TPP Task-force, will join CEOs, Senators, Congressmen, and high ranking Administration officials and cabinet members to participate in a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S. Infrastructure at the White House with President Obama’s Export Council

Tampa St. in Effect starting November 7th for Water Main Construction and Two-way Street...

N. Tampa St. will be closed at E. Tyler St. beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and last until 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Interested in a Real Estate Career? Apply for Florida Real Estate Commission Education and...

Do you know a student interested in a real estate career? Then you’ll want to find out more about the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) Education and Research Scholarships. But get ready: The online application process opens Sept. 21, 2015, and ends Nov. 2 at noon


CBRE returns to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference this year with a new booth and a fresh perspective on Florida retail. CBRE’s innovative “Retail Science” market strategy features industry-leading research and a global team of retail experts analyzing both current and future trends. The 2015 ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making takes place on August 30th-September 1st at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Conference attendees can discover new market opportunities and connect with CBRE retail professionals from around the state by visiting CBRE’s booth – #2343, located in the South Concourse, Level 1

Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Aug. 27 in Clermont

The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event

Publication Honored for Writing, Design Excellence

Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won nine awards in the 2015 Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) competition.

Lake County Building Services to host workshops regarding building safety and codes

Lake County’s Building Services Division is hosting two public workshops in August seeking to inform builders and contractors about the state’s new building codes. The “Stucco Failure Workshop” will be held from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Comes to Jacksonville

This week, CFO Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services will host the 2015 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction at the Jacksonville Marriott. Media opportunities begin today, July 30, with the delivery of an unclaimed property check to a local Jacksonville woman. The auction’s public preview will be held Friday, July 31, and the live auction will be held Saturday, August 1. In addition to the media opportunities listed below, interviews can be arranged by request.

Lane Closure on East Columbus Drive Between North 29th and North 31st Streets

The outside eastbound lane of East Columbus Drive is closed between North 29th and North 31st streets while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break. Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when traveling in the area

Budget summary workshop to be presented July 7

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will hear the county manager’s budget summary presentation for fiscal year 2016, which includes certified property values and constitutional budgets, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

UCAP Downtown Water Transmission Main Segment 2

As part of the City of Tampa’s Downtown Utility Capital Improvement Projects (UCAP), the intersection of W. Fortune St. and N. Macinnes Place will be closed beginning June 23, 2015. Flagmen will be present to guide motorists through the construction work. The intersection will re-open Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Household hazardous waste to be collected in the Mount Dora area on June 25

The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be on site from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, June 25 at the Walmart parking lot, located at 17030 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora

UF/IFAS to host small-scale poultry farming workshop

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering its popular two-hour long course “Chicken University” on Thursday, June 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. Topics to be covered include poultry anatomy and biology, housing, egg production, predator protection and egg handling.

UF/IFAS Extension offers the Homeowner Education Landscape Program

Participants are required to attend all three classes, which will address frequently asked questions and problems in the home landscape. The series is being offered to give participants both classroom and hands-on training on how to calibrate a fertilizer spreader, install a micro-irrigation system, and select plant materials. Participants will receive micro-irrigation supplies and a Plant Selection and Landscape Design Guide.

3 online seminars to focus on improving finances

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is providing three free webinars to help residents improve their finances. The live online sessions will provide information on steps to boost overall finances, understand the financial aspects of home ownership and manage credit.

Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Activities Begin Tomorrow in Orlando

TALLAHASSEE - August 7, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites the public to Florida’s 2014 Unclaimed Property Auction at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. The auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, August 9. A preview of items will be held on Friday, August 8

Florida Unclaimed Property Auction Begins Tomorrow in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE - August 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property will be hosting Florida’s Unclaimed Property Auction this weekend at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton. The auction, featuring more than 80,000 items, begins with a preview Friday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The actual auction begins Saturday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. until complete. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m

Attorney General Bondi Will Join Governor Scott for Bill Signing Following Governor and Cabinet...

TALLAHASSEE, FL - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Pam Bondi will join Governor Rick Scott for the signing of Senate Bill 1852, which appropriates the remaining $200 million of Florida’s portion of the national mortgage settlement for housing-related purposes.

Broward County Celebrates Fair Housing Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Broward County's Human Rights Section, HOPE Inc. and Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division are sponsoring a Fair Housing Symposium “Rebuilding the American Dream” on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Signature Grand located at 6900 State Road 84, Davie. The purpose of the workshop is to educate the public on emerging issues and laws surrounding fair housing in Broward County

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.